Research Associate/Fellow - Specialisation in Urban Studies/Health Economics /Economics


NIUA is looking for a Research Associates/Fellows in the development sector with specialisation in urban studies, labour studies/economics (preferably with prior experience in handling CMIE unit level data) and health economics for its research projects. The incumbent should have a strong theoretical understanding of the urban sector and quantitative research skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform the following activities under the supervision of the team leader:

  • Planning and conduct of assigned research activities, individually or jointly, in accordance with the project deliverables and project research strategy
  • Survey of existing literature to understand the research challenges associated with the study and subject area
  • Analysis and interpretation of secondary data, maintaining databases
  • Drafting research study reports and papers as appropriate
  • Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the team leader/Director
  • These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight the major tasks which the incumbent is expected to perform.


  • MPhil/ PhD in economics/urban studies/labour studies/migration studies/population studies/other relevant subject related to social sciences from a well-recognised university
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge relating to urban studies, labour studies, or health economics
  • Excellent skills in quantitative research methods, proficiency in secondary data sources
  • Knowledge of SPSS, STATA, R-programming


  • Knowledge of Census of India, NSSO (employment-unemployment and consumption expenditure schedules), DISE and other relevant secondary data
  • Knowledge of Census of India, NSSO (migration, morbidity and health expenditure schedules), NFHS, DLHS and other surveys on the health status
  • Knowledge of employment related secondary data sources  (CMIE,  IHDS and ASI)


  • 1-3 years relevant research experience
  • Experience in information retrieval, extraction and related support
  • A track record of publications of research results in quality journals and/ or in conference proceedings


  • Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex information, theory and concepts clearly and concisely
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including team working
  • Appropriate workload and time management skills
  • Excellent IT and data analysis/interpretation skills

 Location of positions:

All positions will be based in New Delhi.

Last Date to Apply: 
Saturday, 3 July 2021